Sunday, 19 April 2015

Animal abuse & Impressions on the Chinese

Picture shown during CID lesson.
Fun fact: This is actually a North Korean circus
Initially, we felt that the Chinese were cruel people, who had zero sympathy for the animals. The bears were forced to jump on two legs, which was apparently extremely difficult for bears, and had to wear hideous costumes. Yet, the trainers were smiling from ear to ear, as if nothing wrong is happening.
However, after looking into this in another perspective, we realised that there could be another side of the story. The trainers could be leading a very tough life, and this is the only job that they can take to support their family, even if they do not like it at all.
We should not criticize the trainers alone. Who are the people supporting the circus? Who are the people who allows the circus to run and let the business prosper?
The audience.
They are the ones who pay to see they show, and probably enjoyed it, such that they could keep the show running. They are the ones who support animal abuse.
On a side note, the trainers are partly at fault too. They would torture the animals(bears) to follow orders, just to feed their family? This shows how little the Chinese actually cares for the animals.
But we should not stereotype all Chinese to be cruel hearted or have a lack in conscience. Some Chinese may be against the idea of animal abuse too.
In conclusion, we think that the Chinese people who supports the circus  are inhumane for allowing animal abuse, and not every Chinese should be put to blame.

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